There’s arguably no one more instrumental to the success of the MCU than Kevin Feige. The Marvel Studios president has directed the shared universe every step of the way, on a path that’s led it to box office preeminence in the form of the highest grossing film franchise of all time, and to the tune of nearly $17 billion worldwide.
Having witnessed the culmination of his decade-long effort to unite all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the big screen – Avengers: Infinity War – obliterate box office expectations by opening to an unprecedented $250 million-plus stateside, becoming the fastest film ever to reach the $1 billion mark, and only the fourth ticket booth titan to conquer the elusive $2 billion plateau, Feige has no intention of easing off the gas.
The producing vet of twenty years is currently absorbed in putting a bow on Phase Three, what with Avengers 4 preparing for “pick-ups,” and Ant-Man and the Wasp less than two weeks removed from release. And you can bet your ass he had a hand in Tom Holland spoiling the title for the twenty-third MCU entry, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Now, Feige’s directed his unparalleled vision onto the twenty-first MCU installment, Captain Marvel. Rumour had it that a “short promo” for the Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck-directed flick had been cut, and was working through the “Disney marketing machine.” While that still may prove to be true, don’t expect to see it anytime soon. Or at least, that’s according to Feige himself.
During an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com, the producer admitted, ”I think there’s still a few months on it,” before adding:
“You already know as much as you need to. We’ve got Skrulls, we’ve got the Kree, it takes place in the 90s, you have Sam Jackson with two eyes and Carol Danvers, a unique telling of Carol Danvers origin story. We are about two weeks out from completion of principal photography.”
Scheduled to kick-off 2019 in a big way before giving way to the Phase Three pièce de résistance, Avengers 4, Captain Marvel is, as Feige stated, nearing completion, but after the Ant-Man and the Wasp hype dies down, we expect to hear a lot more regarding the Carol Danvers origin story, including a more firm date on when exactly we’ll get our first glimpse of it.